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By Kellee Jordan
Telegram Reporter 

A new King in town, statue unveiling


New statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Detroit's Hart Plaza

On Friday, June 23, 2023 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the City of Detroit unveiled the Martin Luther King Jr. statue, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the March on Woodward. The statue represents the precursor, I Have Dream speech King gave in Detroit at that march on June 24, 1963.

The introduction to the event was full of dance song and prayer. Presentations included speeches from Mayor Michael Duggan and Author Michael Eric Dyson. A speech by a young lady from Cass Technical High School moved the crowd. The speech reiterated the dream...

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